zynga's game page will no longer have to use facebook as the social platform. meanwhile, facebook will be allowed to develop its own games. the agreement takes effect in march. as for the stock market, closing higher after treasury secretary headed to capitol hill for fiscal cliff negotiations. as for bloomberg silicon valley index, it ended up, as well. getting back to daily deals, there is a business that is troubled and another company, living social. it just laid off about 400 employees, roughly 10 percent of its total work force. this comes after amazon took $169 million write down last quarter in it's stake. we've seen scattered showers throughout the day but only the beginning of what is to come.